MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Kim Chiu and Jake Ejercito are proud to showcase Prime Video series overseas.
Kim and Jake’s Amazon original romantic-comedy/drama “Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen” will be available for streaming in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
ABS-CBN Entertainment and Dreamscape Entertainment produced the series.
“I’m very happy and very thankful of course, we’re able to show the Philippines in other countries. I think this is also going to be the start of a great partnership between Dreamscape and Prime Video,” Kim told The STAR in a one-on-one chat recently.
“And of course, ‘pag ikaw nanonood ka ng mga pelikula ng mga banyaga, mga foreigner, parang gusto mo rin pumunta sa Italy, US, Los Angeles… You want to feel (what it’s like to be there). And we want the same experience for our viewers. We want to make them feel na kahit hindi sila Filipino, maganda sa Pilipinas.” she added.
Meanwhile, Jake shared how they were able to film at the Manila Central Post Office, one of the capital city’s iconic heritage landmarks, just before it was severely damaged recently by fire. The cast also shot in Quiapo and at the Manila Hotel, respectively.
“Different parts of Manila really,” he added.
When asked about why they chose Manila, Kim said they wanted to emphasize the fact that Manila, as the country’s capital, is the hub of countless opportunities similar to big cities like New York.
“Because Manila, para siyang New York or the US, na andun lahat ng opportunities… Parang dun mo mabubuo yung dreams mo ‘pag sumabak ka sa Manila,” said Kim.
She later added that Manila also has its own charm and aims to give foreign audiences a glimpse of what the city is like.
“Sa location namin, pinakita talaga namin ang ganda ng Manila. So, pagkapanood nito ng buong mundo, parang uy, ganyan pala sa Manila, Philippines, maka visit nga,” Kim said.
Moreover, the series also showcases the local fashion industry of the country.
Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen is now streaming on Prime Video! – WhatALife!/Val
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